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Topic: carry a spare mirage drive on your Hobie? [updated]  (Read 2180 times)

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This is where I need your help:  Will someone pa-leaze trade me a decent paddle for my Mirage Drive?  Oh yeah, I have 2 drives so I'm gonna need another paddle. Maybe throw in a tray of frozen bait since that 2nd drive is the 180 kind....
1st in line for the trade. 
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Best comment ever!

...  Its like you sold your bike because the chain might break and you'd have to walk.  Now you just walk. 
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I just wanna know what kind of translator app Martin is using hahaha...
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I have a TI, and I started bringing the second drive with me as a backup even when I go out by myself. 
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I've had my 2013 mirage drive fail twice. Once, somehow, the fin shaft came out. Was able to fix it on the water with a long nose pliers. fished some and then made it almost to the harbor HMB when it broke again. Some Loctite on the threads fixed it.  I've also had the idler chain get loose and off the track twice. Tightening fixed it. Per good advice I got, hold one side of connection with one pliers while tighten the nut with another plier/wrench so the chain doesn't twist.
Two weeks ago, before launching, the Idler chain was loose and when fixing it I noted that the insulation had worn off at one spot and a couple of strands of the wire braid had snapped. Since I was only going out to the HMB green can I went fishing anyway. When I landed and was loading up, I saw that the Idler chain had snapped. Didn't feel the difference while OTW. Not only did I replace the  Idler Chain - easy - I went  out and got a 2017 Revo with 180 drive.  :smt003

I took the new boat out on the lake for a test drive. Wanted to take my V2 out with me for comparison. I also could not get it into the front hatch, so I left it onshore. Tried it later in the new boat. The V2 with turbo fins is notably faster than the 180 drive with ST fins. ST turbo fins on order. Will see if one drive is faster once I change out the ST fins
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How soon til we can get a v2 type drive but with a sealed bevel gear instead of a chain and cable assembly?  Might be nice.


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No spare drive for me. <=>.
I have a paddle and a pair of RoRows with me always.
My hands won't get tired and no doubt I'll get back safely to where I need to be.
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Remember not to take your MD for granted. Clean it, service it, take care of it and it will take care of you.

How do you service and take care of yours?  I just rinse and spray some WD40.  Curious how others maintain their MD.  thx.
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Remember not to take your MD for granted. Clean it, service it, take care of it and it will take care of you.

How do you service and take care of yours?  I just rinse and spray some WD40.  Curious how others maintain their MD.  thx.

Same here and a little silicon grease to inhibit rust at connection points where cable wire  or metal hardware might be exposed
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...  I've also had the idler chain get loose and off the track twice. ...

By "idler chain" do you mean the cable that goes over the pulley? If so, I set that really loose and it falls off the pulley once in a while---totally inconsequential.

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I took the new boat out on the lake for a test drive. Wanted to take my V2 out with me for comparison. I also could not get it into the front hatch, so I left it onshore. Tried it later in the new boat. The V2 with turbo fins is notably faster than the 180 drive with ST fins. ST turbo fins on order. Will see if one drive is faster once I change out the ST fins

I'll be interested to see how they compare.
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How soon til we can get a v2 type drive but with a sealed bevel gear instead of a chain and cable assembly?  Might be nice.

You can actually order the V2 GT kit to upgrade your V1. Changes the original V1's to V2/GT bearing style clamshells and the idler pulley with bearings. It's an easy fix....I did one last week in about an hour.
Kit comes with the new V2 clamshells, idler pulley, and all three chains....all for the price of the cables alone. You'll need a bit of marine grease and some q-tips to load the bearing to keep them in place while sliding on the clamshells and idler pulley.
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You can actually order the V2 GT kit to upgrade you V1. Changes the original V1's to V2/GT bearing style clamshells and the idler pulley with bearings. It's an easy fix....I did one last week in about an hour.
Kit comes with the new V2 clamshells, idler pulley, and all three chains....all for the price of the cables alone. You'll need a bit of marine grease and some q-tips to load the bearing to keep them in place while sliding on the clamshells and idler pulley.

I did this upgrade when the GT first came out. But, no grease for me---instead, I used nylon bearings in place of the provided delrin bearings. Nylon is super-quiet, requires no lubrication, and nylon will lasts forever. The only catch is that it expands ever-so-slightly in water, so I used 1 less bearing rod in each of the bearing compartments (some on the Hobie forum recommend using 1 less rod, even with the stock delrin bearings). GT is a worthwhile upgrade, IMHO.
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You can actually order the V2 GT kit to upgrade your V1. Changes the original V1's to V2/GT bearing style clamshells and the idler pulley with bearings. It's an easy fix....I did one last week in about an hour.
Kit comes with the new V2 clamshells, idler pulley, and all three chains....all for the price of the cables alone. You'll need a bit of marine grease and some q-tips to load the bearing to keep them in place while sliding on the clamshells and idler pulley.

O2B, once you upgrade, what are the advantages OTW?  What differences do you notice, if any? thx.
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You can actually order the V2 GT kit to upgrade your V1. Changes the original V1's to V2/GT bearing style clamshells and the idler pulley with bearings. It's an easy fix....I did one last week in about an hour.
Kit comes with the new V2 clamshells, idler pulley, and all three chains....all for the price of the cables alone. You'll need a bit of marine grease and some q-tips to load the bearing to keep them in place while sliding on the clamshells and idler pulley.

O2B, once you upgrade, what are the advantages OTW?  What differences do you notice, if any? thx.

continued thread jack.. :smt003

The bearings should make the "clamshell" parts of the drive last much longer reducing the sloppiness of the drive. This in turn should keep the chains in alignment ...less noise...less wear and tear on the sprockets etc.
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...  Its like you sold your bike because the chain might break and you'd have to walk.  Now you just walk. 
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